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Jessica Schulberg

Benjamin Netanyahu To Appoint Opponent Of Palestinian Statehood As Head Of Peace Talks

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 05.18.2015 | World

WASHINGTON -- Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, under increasing pressure from President Barack Obama to prove his commitment to a two-state ...

For a Glimpse at the Future of Peacebuilding, Look to an Experiment Begun a Decade Ago

Ruba Huleihel | Posted 05.18.2015 | Impact
Ruba Huleihel

In other words, what would happen if you brought the two of us -- an Israeli and a Palestinian -- together on neutral ground. Could we overcome bitter lines of division and mistrust by engaging each other in open, honest, face-to-face dialogue?

Why The Vatican's Recognition Of A Palestinian State Comes As No Great Surprise

The Huffington Post | Charlotte Alfred | Posted 05.14.2015 | World

The Vatican made headlines around the world Wednesday by announcing that it has finalized an agreement with the Palestinian state on Catholic Church a...

The Flute at the Checkpoint

Sandy Tolan | Posted 04.30.2015 | Politics
Sandy Tolan

American politicians frequently declare that "Israel has a right to defend itself." Seldom does anyone ask if Palestinians have that same right, or even the right to enjoy freedom of movement in their own homeland.

Political Violence: Retiring the Word Terrorism

James Dorsey | Posted 04.27.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Founders of many modern states, including stalwarts of anti-terrorism like Israel and allies in the war on terror like the Kurds, achieved goals with political violence that killed innocent people and would be classified today as terrorism.

Does Fast Track Supporter Earl Blumenauer Also Support Israeli Settlements?

Robert Naiman | Posted 04.24.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

From the point of view of the administration, Blumenauer is an extremely rare commodity: a House Democrat who supports the Ryan-Hatch fast track legislation.

Jerusalem, Our Healing Mother City

Yehezkel Landau | Posted 04.21.2015 | Religion
Yehezkel Landau

This transcendent sense of Jerusalem as our common Mother City, helping us face one another as siblings in the sacred family drama still unfolding in our own lives -- this faith-conviction is what can strengthen our hope for the healing of our world.

Israel Chides Club for Racism in Bid to Fend Off FIFA Suspension

James Dorsey | Posted 04.21.2015 | Sports
James Dorsey

Israel's Equal Employment Opportunities Commission (EEOC) has demanded that notoriously racist club Beitar Jerusalem, the bad boy of Israeli soccer, retract recent statements that it would maintain its policy of not hiring Palestinian players because of opposition by the team's militant, racist fan base.

Palestine Needs Unity to Pursue War Crimes Case Against Israel

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 04.01.2015 | World
Daoud Kuttab

AMMAN -- While any new Palestinian strategy must be focused on the ultimate goal of ending the occupation, it is important not to continue using the issue of the ICC as a bargaining chip. Past delays have been made in return for shameful short term gains.

Jessica Schulberg

Palestinians Join International Criminal Court, Risking Loss Of U.S. Aid

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 04.01.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Palestinian Authority on Wednesday became the newest member of the International Criminal Court, meaning the group is now allowed to...

Contours of Future Israeli-Palestinian battles emerge on the soccer pitch

James Dorsey | Posted 05.29.2015 | World
James Dorsey

Legal and diplomatic battles in United Nations organizations and international sport associations involving charges of war crimes and efforts to suspend membership of one or the other are likely to shape future Israeli-Palestinian relations in the wake of last month's electoral victory by Binyamin Netanyahu.

Igor Bobic

Hillary Clinton Wants U.S.-Israel Relationship Back On 'Constructive Footing'

HuffingtonPost.com | Igor Bobic | Posted 03.29.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Sunday that relations between the United States and Israel, frayed in recent months over ...

Israel To Stop Withholding Palestinian Tax Revenues

AP | Posted 05.27.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said Friday that it will transfer Palestinian tax revenues it has been withholding as punishment for the Palestinians' appli...

Samantha Lachman

After Israeli Election Disappointment, Two-State Supporters Plan Their Next Moves

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Advocates of a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict weren't too discouraged by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanya...

Netanyahu Won the Israeli Election by Stealing Conservative Votes, Not Liberal Ones

John A. Tures | Posted 05.24.2015 | Politics
John A. Tures

Conservatives believe that Israel's Likud defeated the liberal Zionist Union. But the evidence shows that's not the case. Benjamin Netanyahu was able to pick up 12 more seats, almost entirely at the expense of other conservative parties, with a shift to the right.

Israel Cannot Reform Itself and Needs Some Tough Love

Bob Herbst | Posted 05.24.2015 | World
Bob Herbst

The time has now come for American and Diaspora Jews the world over to open their hearts and mouths, to speak out, and to act. It is time to administer some tough love, to persuade the Israeli people and their government that the occupation must come to an end.

Will Democrats Back Obama's UN Push for Two States in Israel-Palestine?

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.23.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The Obama administration has broadcast that since Benjamin Netanyahu announced that there will never be a Palestinian state so long as he remains Prime Minister of Israel, the U.S. may end its policy of blocking consideration of the Israel-Palestine conflict at the UN Security Council.

Jessica Schulberg

White House Chief of Staff Has Harsh Words For Israeli Leadership

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough brought a strong message to an American pro-Israel conference on Monday, telling a crowd of 3...

Jessica Schulberg

Ambassador Dan Shapiro Says U.S. Reevaluating Policy Toward Israel

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Schulberg | Posted 03.24.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Dan Shapiro, the U.S. ambassador to Israel, reaffirmed on Sunday a potential U.S. policy shift toward Israel in light of Prime Minister...

Shahien Nasiripour

Israeli Ambassador Explains Netanyahu's Statements On Potential Palestinian State

HuffingtonPost.com | Shahien Nasiripour | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics

Israel's ambassador to the U.S. said Sunday that while Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's administration is "committed" to the eventual establishment...

Israeli President Calls For Healing After Divisive Election

AP | Posted 05.22.2015 | World

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli President Reuven Rivlin said Sunday that the new Israeli government will have to serve "all the citizens of Israel," and ca...

Israel's Victory of Fear

Shlomo Ben-Ami | Posted 05.20.2015 | World
Shlomo Ben-Ami

TEL AVIV -- The Israeli right's current political dominance is fed by a widespread yearning for Jewish roots, a deep-seated fear of Arabs, and an uncompromising mistrust of a "world," the so-called international community, with which Jews have a centuries-old dispute. The left's yearning for peace is seen as naive, if not an exercise in political lunacy (and in either case an unpardonable betrayal of Jewish identity).

UN Security Council: Right Venue for Iran Deal, Right Venue for Israel-Palestine

Robert Naiman | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics
Robert Naiman

The belief that the US will effectively pressure the Israeli government to negotiate in good faith is now dead; with it should die the idea that the US must be in charge.

Obama White House Unmoved As Bibi Backtracks On Rejecting Two-State Solution

Reuters | Matt Spetalnick & Doina Chiacu | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied on Thursday abandoning his commitment to the eventual creation of a ...

Samantha Lachman

American Jewish Groups Largely Quiet On Netanyahu's Controversial Campaign Statements

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2015 | Religion

WASHINGTON -- Many influential American Jewish organizations have avoided condemning Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's recent controversial ...